Bee-ing Hopeful in 2017

“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.” ~ Psalm‬ ‭39:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ 2016 has been an amazing year filled with new ideas, opportunity, adventure, and victory, as well as unexpected challenges and disappointments. Yet, throughout the year, God continued to provide a clear thread of hope, goodness, and powerful collaboration…

Initiating KTECH

“SYNCHRONICITY: the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” In less than six weeks, I will be leaving for Cambodia on a mission trip with a team from Trinity Church Miami.  This year, I am going to stay behind for an additional week with a small team to…

Changing The World

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead   During our Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) March 2016 Bonding Visits, I met photojournalist Isadora Kosofsky. She had flown in from Los Angeles to travel with our team across…

Practicing Practical Compassion

“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” ~ Daniel Goleman November marks the 100th consecutive month that the Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) leadership team has been meeting together on the first Thursday of the month. Over the last 8 plus years, our COI team has…

Great Things Start Small

“To succumb to the enormity of the problem is to fail the one.” ~ SHE Rescue Home Yesterday, I had the privilege of sharing the story of Children of Inmates (COI) at the Florida Department of Children and Families’ 2015 Child Protection Summit in Orlando, Florida. Jada Hunter and I could barely believe that 200+…

One Creative Idea

“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.” ~ Twyla Tharp, World-renowned, American Dancer and Choreographer Sometimes when we hear about a person or a team that has created a cool invention, developed a game-changing social innovation, or scientific breakthrough, we tend to say they are geniuses, lucky,…

Innovating with KidPower2015

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” ~ Margaret Heffernan I received some good news this week. I was selected as a finalist for ReThink Energy Florida’s Energy Innovator Award for the KidPower2015 Project! KidPower2015 was originally designed as an Earth Day project for Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI)…